Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
In the medieval song-form called tenso--or debate--two poets converge on a single subject, usually having to do with love and/or ethics. One voice sets out a problem; the other voice responds.
This performance is a debate, a letter, an object and a theory.
Together LaCava & Nersessian will live-exchange words and images to agitate—disturb—the terms with which we understand desire and intimacy.
Stephanie LaCava is the author of I FEAR MY PAIN INTERESTS YOU, THE SUPERRATIONALS and EXTRAORDINARY THEORY OF OBJECTS.
Anahid Nersessian is the author of KEATS’S ODES: A LOVER’S DISCOURSE and THE CALAMITY FORM: ON POETRY AND SOCIAL LIFE. She teaches at UCLA